Playdough learning activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students have fun practicing letters, initial sounds, and numbers to 30 with these hands-on learning mats.
Playdough Learning Activities
If you’re a kindergarten or first-grade teacher, chances are, you use playdough at some point throughout the year! Sometimes having playdough for students to play with when they first arrive is a good way to calm those beginning of the year nerves. What’s even better is when they are learning while developing those fine motor skills! These hands-on playdough learning activities are perfect for any time throughout your day. Morning work, centers, or even fast finishers! There are so many choices and open-ended ways you can use this resource!
Students practice forming letters in the alphabet and identifying initial sounds. After making the letter, students cover the pictures that start with that sound.
Another option is to create an image and identify the letters. Students circle the letter that stands for the picture.
Create and Write
Students create the images from playdough and use the word bank to respond in writing. You can choose from a variety of writing templates.
Let your sweeties practice numbers in a fun way! After making the number from playdough, they show the number using a ten frame. I’ve created playdough mats up to the number 30.
There are response sheets for math, too!
Check out these playdough seasonal mats, as well. With 135 work mats, you can use these all year!
Try out these playdough learning activities with your students!
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